Is the old printer broke, it must usually go quickly with the new setup. Those who do not even need a special device such as a dye-sublimation decide between the main jet and laser printing techniques Each printing method has its strengths and weaknesses. Apart from quality and speed, determines the choice of technology, how expensive the unit will come in the maintenance.
A laser is not necessarily cheaper in the cost per page than an inkjet printer, although this view still persists. Since the printer manufacturers have agreed to ISO standards, to determine the range of printer cartridges, the cost side are easier to compare different techniques.
The results from the PC World tests show: Straight color inkjet technology is often more convenient to you. The page prices are about in the multi-function devices from the testing from 3.0 to 10 cents. A page from the color contrast, color laser costs from 12.2 to 19.2 cents.
Also in the price per page for inkjet is a page of text often cheaper than you expect. Consider the printers and multifunction devices from the testing are the cost of a page of text from 1.0 to 6.5 cents. However, the majority of laser devices in the text printing is cheaper: The site prices range from 1.0 to 5.2 cents.
Especially for laser printers is important to note that the cartridges included are often not completely filled. The content of this starter cartridge guaranteed while the commissioning of the printer goes, but usually only for a few hundred pages. Especially cheap color laser printers and multifunction devices have starter toners that are designed to 500 to 750 pages.
The more you print, the greater should be the range of cartridges, because you thereby reduce the cost per print. Check from you, whether it is for the desired printer and cartridges with high quantities.Print out only occasionally, however, remember that ink may dry up, while toner stored correctly loses nothing of its quality. Especially for infrequent users, a laser printer in the long run be the cheaper option.Alternatively, you can also take into account third-party cartridges.
They are much cheaper than the original manufacturer cartridges. In general, the loss of quality of prints is bearable. However, note the manufacturer's conditions for your inkjet or laser. Some manufacturers will void the warranty if third-party cartridges were in use.